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Foreword Turns 5: Our Friends Celebrate

Posted by Dean Asher on 4/13/16 11:00 PM

We've spent this week celebrating how far Foreword Online has come in five years, but without our loyal readers and content contributors, we wouldn't be where we are today.

That's why for our fifth birthday, we decided to give presents instead. While we couldn't bring everyone here, our most active subscribers received a special party pack with cupcakes in the mail last week to thank them for their frequent support over the years.

Blue Colt Bookstore

Blue Colt Bookstore staff gathered around for cupcakes!

Blue Colt Bookstore staff gathered around for cupcakes!

Old Post Bookstore

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Old Post Bookstore literally couldn’t wait for their cupcakes to arrive: They baked their own cake to hold a party early so student staff could celebrate before leaving for break. “Thank you for the fun break and allowing us to help you all celebrate five years of Foreword Online!”


NDSU also couldn't wait to have their treats. The cupcakes were almost gone before they could get a picture!

NDSU also couldn't wait to have their treats. The cupcakes were almost gone before they could get a picture!


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NWTC Bookstore Operations Supervisor Gretchen Bonnema said her staff had a lot of fun trying to guess what the sweet surprise was going to be when her store's party kit showed up. They celebrated when it turned out to be cupcakes, and also took the time to showcase some of their new apparel.


Phoenix Bookstore

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The Phoenix Bookstore invited their teddy bears to the party.




UCM opted to sneak their treats in the back room, where they could take a quick break and celebrate.


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Towson University Store had some fun with their hats, (and also had a timely visit from Territory Manager Esther Rosner!)

While we had to limit ourselves on how many cards and cupcakes we could send, everyone at Foreword Online would like to extend our sincere thanks for your role in shaping Foreword Online. Our stores are the whole reason we work so hard to make Foreword what it is, and you help guide and shape the content we create. Happy Birthday, from us!

And don't forget — it's not too late to enter our contest! On Monday, we'll announce the winners of our celebratory custom marketing plan giveaway.
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About Dean Asher

Dean Asher is a former copywriter with MBS. Though he no longer writes for us, he is still proud of having helped this blog continue to evolve as an industry-leading resource of news and original content.

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